Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
March 5, 2015 | Mark Longstroth | With one look at MSU’s Enviro-weather, you can learn a lot about the freezing conditions in Michigan. If you know where the weather stations are, it tells you even more.
March 4, 2015 | Phil Tocco | When implementing irrigation practices to produce crops, growers should be mindful that the water being used doesn’t contaminate produce with food-borne illnesses.
March 4, 2015 | Phil Tocco | Manure can be a valuable plant nutrient source and a potential food safety hazard.
March 3, 2015 | Mark Longstroth | Low temperatures often depend on atmospheric conditions and the local topography. Calm conditions allow the temperatures to drop quickly after the sun goes down. You can track freezes with MSU’s Enviro-weather.
March 3, 2015 | Joanne Davidhizar | Direct farm marketers can start anew with tips for marketing, new crops, and commercial food product development by participating in the Direct Farm Marketing Tune-up March 24.
March 2, 2015 | Carlos García-Salazar | Michigan’s small fruit growers faced tough challenges in 2014, including winter damage and spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) fruit infestations. Growers ended up with better results than early predictions and better SWD control than in previous years.
February 25, 2015 | James DeDecker | Pesticide applicators in northern Michigan can now keep their certifications current with minimal investment in time and travel.
February 25, 2015 | Diane Brown | Michigan hop growers should be aware of the several changes from 2014 for pesticides registered for use, including new special local needs labels and newly available fungicides and insecticides.
February 23, 2015 | Ron Goldy | Increasing your bottom line may not require adding a completely new skill set. It may mean just using the skills you already possess to provide crops to a new customer base.
February 20, 2015 | Duke Elsner | If you could not attend the 2015 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, you can view the presentation materials at the MSU Growing Grapes for Juice and Wine website.
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Date: Mar 6, 2015
Location: Michigamme Room, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Date: Mar 9, 2015 - Mar 13, 2015
Location: Michigan State University, Crop and Soil Science Teaching and Research (Agronomy Farm), 4450 Beaumont Rd. East Lansing, MI 48825
Date: Mar 10, 2015
Location: SW Michigan Research & Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
- Agricultural Literacy
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Farm Bill
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Pollinators and Pollination
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School